And there’s an open audition this week for ballerinas, magicians, comedians and speciality acts…

Dubai’s first floating hotel, which also happens to be the legendary QE2 ship, is set to become home to a stunning grand theatre.

Tthe traditional 515-seater theatre is set to open in the coming weeks, with auditions currently advertised on the QE2 Theatre Facebook page for an array of acts. The casting call, which is taking place on October 13, is calling for street performers, ballerinas, magicians, comedians, musicians and ‘speciality acts’, so we’re confident it’s going to be a pretty diverse show when the curtains go up.

“The QE2 was renowned for her around-the-clock programme of world-class entertainment, so the arrival of Theatre by QE2 marks the beginning of a new legacy and the first in a series of exciting concepts to be introduced to her as she continues her journey as a floating hotel in Dubai,” explained Hamza Mustafa, CEO of PCFC Hotels (the QE2’s operators).

After spending ten years docked in Dubai, the legendary QE2 cruise liner opened as a floating hotel in Dubai earlier this year. Stating that it had been ‘lovingly restored’ to mirror its prime sailing days, the team behind the opening advertised that the ship would be in soft opening until October, when all areas would be open to the public.

Currently, eight of the ten restaurants onboard the ship are open, including the fine-dining The Queen’s Grill, Dubai’s oldest pub, The Golden Lion and the Casino Coffee Lounge, which sits adjacent to the now decomissioned casino. The al-fresco The Pavilion restaurant and cabaret-style The Grand Lounge are still yet to open.

For leisure, the legendary liner recently open the QE2 Spa, their boutique wellness centre operated by Dreamworks Spa. Treatments range from full body massages to eye sculpting treatments and facials. An indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre and even a separate private island beach accessed via boat will all become available to guests soon.

Although a grand launch date hasn’t been revealed yet – we can’t wait until it is…

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